Montblanc launches new 1858 Collection
Specially designed to bring the feel of outdoors in Grand Hyatt’s Garden Pavilion, Montblanc invited guests to ‘disconnect to reconnect’ with a bespoke launch of the latest 1858 Collection last August 22.
The Montblanc 1858 is inspired by the world of mountain exploration, with the introduction of a new khaki-green colour – enhancing the connection to nature. Considered a reinterpretation of the Minerva pocket watches and chronographs from the 1920s and 1930s, the new Montblanc 1858 timepieces capture the spirit of the past in a modern way combining a vintage-looking bronze case enriched with aluminium that evolves over time and innovative, highly functional in-house complications. Truly these timepieces can be declared as trusted companions for outdoor adventures being designed for modern-day explorers who set their own challenges, express their own personal style, live authentic lifestyles and find harmony with nature to reach new heights in life.
For legibility and design, the khaki-green dials contrast with historical luminescent cathedral-shaped hands with a “cloisonné” design that have been slightly domed for one of the finest finishes. Other details include beige SuperLumiNova*-coated Arabic numerals, a railway minutes track and the original Montblanc logo from the 1930s era with its historical font and emblem of the Mont Blanc Mountain.
To showcase a more contemporary look, the watches are equipped with high-quality woven “NATO” straps. These straps are handcrafted in France at a traditional weaving manufacture that has been in production for over 150 years. Thanks to this artisanal know-how, the “NATO” straps are refined, robust, durable and very comfortable on the wrist.
In order to guarantee the performance of the product line, all the Montblanc 1858 models undergo over 500 hours of simulated wear, with specific testing and controls under extreme conditions. The Automatic, Chronograph and Geosphere models are also water-resistant to 100 metres ensuring performance in all environments.
Montblanc is available at Rustans Makati, Rustans Shangri-La, Rustan's Cebu, Greenbelt 5, City of Dreams and Resorts World.